Outside – You have cut the weeds and the left over dead grass after a very hot sizzling summer, cleaned out the eavestroughs, Fall leaves/pine needles all swept up! Everything far away from the house, hoses and sprinklers tucked away for the winter. You are ready!!! (Maybe!)
Inside – The furnace is cleaned and checked for any leaks by the experts, the fireplace chimney swept out by the local chimney sweep, window and door seals in place for the cold winter winds – You are ready!!! (Maybe!)
Your personal collectibles – those precious items you have inherited from a dear relative, the wonderful art pieces you have enjoyed for years – or maybe a new find just purchased and ready to be hung to enjoy on those cold blustery evenings; showing off a great recent purchase to your friends; your bargain finds from the thrift stores, garage sales – whatever!!
Everything is documented! You are ready!!! (Maybe!)
Your original watercolours waterproofed from those fire suppressant sprinklers. Yes, the sprinklers are wonderful for saving the house from burning down – but what about all the rest that cannot get wet??
Video of all your rooms? – totally useless! in case of a claim. Only a memory!
Are You Really Ready??
If you think a video will suffice – think again. It is only a reminder of what you have just lost! Insurance companies want proper details of each item. Your appraisal should be updated every 5 years.
We, Marian and Peter Blundell, appraise before something terrible happens and are both accredited appraisers. We work quickly – Marian takes the photos/measurements and together with extensive research, the report preparation is completed generally in about 4 weeks time, and you get a copy for your Safety Deposit Box or personal safe.
And of course, the divorce, probate, estate, division of property, simple downsizing help, and other legal purposes, perhaps a consultation is all you need? – We do that!
We do not assess jewellery, coins, stamps, guns (but swords are fine), wrist watches (pocket watches are fine), militaria, items over 500 years old – they need laboratory testing for proof of age.
Any questions? Please call or email anytime for what we do.